Johannesburg - A 19-year-old Forest High school pupil accused of stabbing his three fellow schoolmates has been arrested, Gauteng police confirmed on Monday night.
The Grade 11 pupil at the Turfontein school was arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto, hours after allegedly stabbing a Grade 8 pupil, aged 16, to death and wounding two other pupils before fleeing the scene.
The two pupils, aged 15 and 16, were taken to hospital for further treatment.
Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo explained what led to Monday afternoon's attack.
"It is alleged that pupils from Forest High School had a fight on Friday. The same pupils met on Monday at the school and the fight resumed, wherafter three pupils were stabbed.